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Linda S.

Blaine
24 Belem St. Punta Gorda, FL 33983
Phone: (941)276-8766
Lindablaine@comcast.net
PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Twenty four years of sales and management experience in all areas of real estate
; specializing in new home sales in gated communities.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Budget Preparation Contract Review Public Relations Escrow Tracking Client R
elations Policy/Procedure Motivating Sales Meetings Sales Training Marketing
Arbitrator Recruiting
PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
2008 - Present - Sole Proprietor - Broker of Record
2005 -2008 - Shells Realty
2003 - 2005 - Kings Gate Golf Club - Sales Associate
Director of Sales, Broker of Record, Worthington Homes, LLC, Fort Myers, FL 2003
Handle the supervision & overall sales and management of Worthington Homes, LLC.
Responsibilities included recruiting, directing, training and motivating sales
personnel. Training ongoing in weekly meetings and one-on-one. Use of collateral
material, monitoring office performance and presentations, daily motivation and
performance recognition and monitoring of activity. Escrow tracking, performanc
e evaluation and maintaining minimum sales objectives performance standards for
consultants. Review of deposit receipts, responsible for account commissions, PO
approval / invoice coding, and review of contract documentation for accuracy an
d completeness prior to authorization. Provide corporate with timely and accurat
e key management reports. Interface between construction and sales.
Director of Sales, Vanderbilt Country Club, Worthington Communities, Inc., Naple
s, FL 2000-2003.
Job responsibilities included all of the above for Worthington Homes, which is a
home building division of Worthington Communities. Projected for a five year bu
ild out and sold 800 homes in 3 years.
Broker of Record, Watermark Communities, Inc. Burnt Store Marina & Resort Realty
, Punta Gorda, FL 1996 -1999.
Overall sales and management of resales in the community.

New Home Sales Professional, Florida Design Communities at Burnt Store Marina. C
ountry Club. Punta Gorda, FL 1992 - 1996.
Sold condominiums, both high and mid-rise, town homes, carriage homes, villas, a
nd single family custom homes. Prepare and update a written sales presentation e
ffectively illustrating the community, lifestyles, and location. Maintain a comp
lete follow up program for all prospects; network and build relationships with t
he Realtor Community. Provide and sustain customer confidence and satisfaction t
hrough written and verbal updates, perpetuating a reputation of honesty and inte
grity. Establish a good referral program with customers and also establish reali
stic expectations in the mind of the buyer.
Director of Sales and Broker of Record. F.D. Rich Company. Inc., Burnt Store Ma
rina and Country' Club, Punta Gorda FL 1988 - 1992.
Perform all duties of a sales manager, including but not limited to contract rev
iew, broker participation, hiring, budget preparation, motivating, public relati
ons, sales training, marketing, and policy and procedure development.
Property Manager - Burnt Store Marina, Punta Gorda. FL 1986 - 1988. Handled shor
t and long term rentals within the Burnt Store Community.
EDUCATION & LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
ASSOCIATES DEGREE IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, SUNY Middletown, NY
BROKER OF REAL ESTATE IN STATE OF FLORIDA, #BK - 0458151 CAM LICENSE (INACTIVE)
CSP DESIGNATION
Hobbies: Avid golfer; scuba diver (divemasters certification); sailing and fish
ing.